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Further destinations in Estonia
Tallinn, first established in the early medieval era, is the capital city of Estonia, which mixes old with new. Here’s the good news: with Tallinn being such a compact, green capital, you can cover a lot in just a weekend and enjoy short scenic strolls while at it. Tallinn Old Town is one of the best preserved Hanseatic town centres in the world. A stone’s throw away you’ll find the city’s business centre with modern towers and luxurious hotels, trendy neighbourhoods and large shopping centres.
Estonia’s many islands offer an enormous amount of charm and ancient history. Because of the authentic setting, tranquillity and sustainable way of life the West Estonian Archipelago is part of UNESCO Man and Biosphere reserve. Estonian islands are great for hiking, cycling or riding around in your car looking for old churches and crumbling fortresses left behind by pagan Estonian warriors, German knights and Soviet military.
In western Estonia the coastline is peppered with beaches, small seaside villages and holiday resorts with numerous spas. From unspoilt beaches to yacht marinas and larger ports, there are many ways to arrive here and heaps of things to do. The two main draws for western Estonia are the resort towns of Haapsalu and Pärnu boasting cute wooden architecture and oodles of summer concerts and outdoor terraces. Western Estonia is also one of the best places for bird watching and animal tracking in the country.
Northern coastline of Estonia
Forests, wildlife, historical towns and fishermen villages surrounding the compact capital city Tallinn is what North Estonia is most appreciated for. North Estonia has something for everyone, from 20th century military history, to medieval forts, to romantic manors. Pine tree groves surrounding long sandy beaches nearby parks and wilderness provide a nature getaway all year round. Here you can enjoy long scenic coastal walks admiring northern Estonia’s limestone cliff lining that hides sediments and fossils dating back millions of years. Moreover, a short hop on a boat during the summer season will open a door to the tiny rural islands hiding off the northern coast.